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Percona Server 5.5.36-34.2 is now available

 | March 25, 2014 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, Percona Server, Percona Software

Percona Server version 5.5.36-34.2
Percona Server version 5.5.36-34.2

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Server 5.5.36-34.2 on March 25th, 2014 (Downloads are available here and from the Percona Software Repositories). Based on MySQL 5.5.36, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server 5.5.36-34.2 is now the current stable release in the 5.5 series. All of Percona‘s software is open-source and free, all the details of the release can be found in the 5.5.36-34.2 milestone at Launchpad.

This release fixes number of packaging bugs that were introduced in the last two releases.

Bugs Fixed:

  • The upgrade to Percona Server 5.5.36-34.1 would silently comment out any options in my.cnf that have paths specified that contain share/mysql. Bug fixed #1293867.
  • Percona Server could fail to start after upgrade if the lc-messages-dir option was set in the my.cnf configuration file. Bug fixed #1294067.
  • Dependency on mysql-common package, introduced in Percona Server 5.5.36-34.0 could lead to wrongly chosen packages for upgrade, spurious removes and installs with some combination of packages installed which use the mysql libraries. Bug fixed #1294211.
  • These three bugs were fixed by removing the dependency on mysql-common package.
  • Percona Toolkit UDFs and HandlerSocket were missing from Debian/Ubuntu packages, this regression was introduced in Percona Server 5.5.36-34.0. Bugs fixed #1296416 and #1294216.
  • Percona Server installer will create the symlinks from libmysqlclient to libperconaserverclient during the installation on CentOS. This was implemented in order to provide the backwards compatibility after the libmysqlclient library has been renamed to libperconaserverclient .

Release notes for Percona Server 5.5.36-34.2 are available in our online documentation. Bugs can be reported on the launchpad bug tracker.



  • Hi,

    thanks for the new release. Unfortunately, this breaks quite a lot of packages on our debian (6 and 7) maschines. During the last releases, you dropped “Breaks / Replaces mysql-server”. That means that Percona cannot (!) any longer be used as a drop-in-replacement for mysql-server for any packages which depend on the meta package “mysql-server”.

    As you still list mariadb-server meta packages, please also include meta mysql-* packages again, too.


  • Hi Florian,

    Can you please report a bug on Launchpad regarding this. It would be great if you could provide the sample of packages that are having issues with this release.

    Thank you,

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